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Old 09-02-2011, 12:05 PM   #3221
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Fell a pound short of my short-term goal, but 29 lbs lost in 3 months is not too shabby. Best part is that even though I'm mostly eating lower carb, I haven't totally given anything up (except full-sugar soda), so I don't feel deprived. Every once in a while I indulge, but then go back to clean eating the next day. So far, so good.

One thing I've noticed, and I think Sarah mentioned a page or two back, is that my water consumption seems to have a large role in my weight loss. If I'm drinking a lot of water, my weight loss is pretty consistent. If I back off the water, it tends to stall out. I'm not sure why this is, but it's interesting.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:50 PM   #3222
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I decided to bite the bullet and start again. After my physical on Monday, my doctor informed me I was obese, and I told her I prefer the term overweight. Anyway, her scale said I was 243.8. However, I am happy to report that as of this morning, I am:

8/31/2011: 241.5

Goal is 220 by this time next year...........
Good luck on achieving your goal! You can do it - just make sure that you're burning off more calories than you take in and the weight will start coming off.

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The devil is in the weekends.

And yeah, my doc is heavy and she commiserates with the struggle to lose weight. But she did give me phentermine without batting an eye. It is helpful, but not a panacea.

Ron, I know all too well about the difficulty of keeping the weight off, as this is my second time down this same road, chronicled in this same thread. Good luck to you!
Sarah - I know the road you're taking. Good luck in your journey as well.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #3223
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For the last two weeks I am stuck at the same weight . Of course I really have not been trying but now I am ready to get to work on my last five pounds.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:51 AM   #3224
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:46 PM   #3225
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2009 - 195, New Orleans type food plus Kansas City BBQ.

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My Doc is from Metaire(aka New Orleans) and NOT skinny.

heh heh heh - going to New Orleans for a visit plus a wedding this month. I don't plan to weigh again for a while.

Rocky and Carlos baked Mac., Mothers poor boys, Central Groc. Muff., and of course chili cheese fries. Or nuts and twigs. ??
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:14 PM   #3226
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:23 PM   #3227
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #3228
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:33 PM   #3229
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You are doing awesome! Keep it up!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:36 AM   #3231
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I dropped two pounds so I am now half a pound away from my second goal .
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:00 PM   #3233
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I dropped two pounds so I am now half a pound away from my second goal .
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One pound in one week to hit your target! Totally doable. Good luck.
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One pound in one week to hit your target! Totally doable. Good luck.
Thanks Harley. I totally forgot that summer ends in late Sept. I was hoping to hit my goal by next summer. Now the pressure is really on.
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Our 18th wedding anniversary is coming up this weekend. Although we will be buying boat engine parts to celebrate, it will be nice that we've both managed to drop 29 pounds since the beginning of the summer, so perhaps a good meal out is also in the cards!
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Our 18th wedding anniversary is coming up this weekend. Although we will be buying boat engine parts to celebrate, it will be nice that we've both managed to drop 29 pounds since the beginning of the summer, so perhaps a good meal out is also in the cards!
Wonderful! Congrats and enjoy that well deserved night out!
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Our 18th wedding anniversary is coming up this weekend. Although we will be buying boat engine parts to celebrate, it will be nice that we've both managed to drop 29 pounds since the beginning of the summer, so perhaps a good meal out is also in the cards!
Congratulations ! You deserve a nice meal . Carbs & all!
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Excellent work, Sarah! You've definitely moved down a couple of hoop sizes.
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